GSDM Makes Waves at 2016 Yankee Dental Congress

February 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

From Jan. 28-31, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was abuzz during the 41st annual Yankee Dental Congress (YDC), the largest dental meeting in New England, and the third largest meeting in the United States. The convention drew thousands of dental professionals from around the region, and featured hundreds of dental continuing education courses, lectures and... More

2/17 Application Deadline: Team Science Pilot Grant Program

February 11th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

The Team Science Pilot Grant Program, which is funded by the BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI), is requesting applications. EMAIL APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Deadline Wednesday, Feb. 17 by 5 p.m. Purpose of the RFA: To stimulate individual and team science in all areas of translational research related to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of human disease. More

Four Decades Forward: SPH Celebrates 40th Anniversary

February 4th, 2016 in Featured.

MED offshoot now an international leader in research, graduate education When the School of Public Health launches a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary tonight, it will be celebrating one of Boston University’s great success stories. The school has grown from a small department within the School of Medicine to become an international leader in graduate... More

Zika: The Next Pandemic

February 3rd, 2016 in Featured.

SPH professor concerned about virus, but also “prepared to be alarmed” On February 1, 2016, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared Zika virus “a public health emergency of international concern.” Chan’s statement said the 2016 outbreak is an “extraordinary event” and a public health threat to the world. For decades the virus, transmitted... More

NEJM Perspective Focuses on Role of Prescriber Education for Opioids

January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

In recent decades, the United States has seen a dramatic increase in opioid prescribing for chronic pain. That growth has been associated with increasing misuse of these medications, leading to alarming increases in unintentional opioid overdose deaths. In a perspective in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine... More

SPH Dean Sandro Galea Appointed Robert A. Knox Professor

January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Leading expert on health consequences of mass trauma, conflict Sandro Galea, dean of the School of Public Health, has been appointed Boston University’s Robert A. Knox Professor. The professorship supports a BU faculty member who demonstrates excellence in scholarship, research, and teaching, as well as impact on society. “Professor Galea’s energetic leadership and foundational research in the... More

Jan. 27 Town Hall Meeting: Medical Campus Public Safety

January 26th, 2016 in Featured.

BU Medical Campus students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Department of Public Safety and their partners from the Boston University Police and Boston Police departments at a town meeting. Learn about the collaborative work being performed by our public safety, police and emergency preparedness representatives. There will be a panel discussion moderated by... More

Jan. 26 Advancing Public Health Science for Global Health: A Health Research Funder’s Perspective

January 26th, 2016 in Featured.

Advancing Public Health Science for Global Health: A Health Research Funder’s Perspective Tuesday, Jan. 26 4:30–6 p.m. BUSM Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge Live-Streaming Available During Event #PHForum2016 Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD. is the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) since July 2008. Previously, he was the President and... More

Feb. 3 BUMC Supply Center Open House

January 22nd, 2016 in Announcements, Featured, Research.

BUMC researchers are invited to the grand opening of the BUMC Supply Center, a new onsite provider of Thermo Fisher Scientific products for research needs. The Center, located in the BUSM Instructional Building in room L901, will stock frequently used products with 24/7 accessibility and prices may be discounted because there will not be a... More

MLK & Kazi Nazrul Islam: The Spirit of Inclusion

January 21st, 2016 in Featured.

As part of the celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday, members of the medical campus community gathered in the Hiebert Lounge on Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the afternoon to hear UMass Boston Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Winston E. Langley, discuss the similarities of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of... More